10 parenting tips from Hollywood

Most celebrities have an opinion on just about anything and everything, especially parenting. We’ve compiled our top ten celebrity parenting tips for some of Hollywood’s most established actors but judging by their tips when it comes to parenting, we are all the same.

Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy advises parents to enjoy the early birds

“We do not call it ‘date night’. That’s too much pressure. But at least once a week, we’ll go to dinner, at like five o’clock, so we can get home and put the girls to bed. It’s important for us to spend time together away from the kids, to reconnect. Otherwise, we are just texting each other grocery lists, ‘Don’t forget the raisins’ and adding, ‘Oh, I love you, BTW’ at the end.”

Funnyman Will Farrell says we should at least ‘talk to our kids’

“For me, talk to your children, at least once a week. If you’ve got time, do it two or three times a week. But otherwise, I find the times where I let weeks and weeks go by without talking to my children, that adds up.”

Communication is key, maybe the underlining message here, we think!

Mum-of-two and 30 Rock creator Tina Fey, told American TV host Jimmy Fallon to embrace your children’s weirdness

“You just want them to be little fun weirdos and nerds for as long as possible.”

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Jennifer Garner says: “Put down the phone”

The mum-of-four says ever since her daughter Violet pretended to take something out of her little toy purse and said ‘I’ve got an email,’ putting away her phone has been her mantra ever since.

We love this Hollywood heartthrob Channing Tatum’s advice

Get out of the way… unless there’s poop

“You’re not going to do anything for the first six months. You’re just like, ‘Can I have the baby at some point today?’ You’re never going to be so excited when something poos.”

“Those first few months… it’s just ridiculous,” he says. “All I can really do is just sit there and change diapers and get them food. Whatever they want.”

We think mum-of-three Kate Winslet has pretty much got it in a nutshell here…

“To me, parenting is about consistency, among other things, and routine. Children love routine. They like to know when they’re going to have lunch, and in what order things will happen during their day.”

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“I admit there’s times like, ‘We gotta get up. Get up!’ Here’s your shoes. Here’s your shoes. Drink this Coke. Drink this Coca-Cola. Drink it all. Right now! Drink it! Drink it! Drink it!’ Just so we could get ’em up and going.”

Make sure they eat their vegetables says Matt Damon

“I cook pasta with butter and steam broccoli,” Dad of four Matt Damon shares. “It’s all about getting enough healthy food in front of them every three hours.”

“It’s all about starting early,” he adds. “My wife and I introduced it to them at a very young age and they just don’t know any different. Luckily, I found out all three of my youngest girls love broccoli. There are times where I can’t get them to eat protein or a little piece of fish because they are going crazy over the broccoli. Sometimes they’re the ones bribing me to eat more of my vegetables.”

Keeping it short and sweet but to the point is mum-of-one Alicia Silverstone 

“It passes so quickly, so enjoy every moment.”

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